How to set workstation time with Novell Client for Windows Vista / Windows 7

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Novell Client for Vista 1.0.0 Login
Novell Client for Windows 7


When logging in, the time on the Windows workstation is not set to the Novell server time.


Because of changes to the Windows operating environment, it is not possible to use the SET TIME login script command to get the server time. Instead, use the Windows time service feature to set the time. This can be accessed from 
Control Panel > Clock, Language, and Region > Date and Time > Internet Time > Change Settings
or from
System Tray > Time > Change date and time settings... > Internet Time > Change Settings

Enable the checkbox for "Synchronize with an Internet time server" and select a time server such as

Alternatively, you can set the time at a command prompt or in the login script by using the following command:

w32tm /resync

Note that either of these approaches will run afoul of the Windows User Account Control feature if enabled. Disable User Account Control to set the time without a prompt or error.

Additional Information

Rather than potentially cause a UAC elevation consent or credential prompt during login processing, the Novell Client simply attempts to synchronize time with the current Windows user permissions. If UAC is enabled, this attempt will likely be unsuccessful. See the Novell Login Scripts Guide

For information about W32tm, see MS Article ID 216734, "How to configure an authoritative time server in Windows 2000."

Change Log

11/25/2013, Earle Wells, changed the suggested internet time server to from
02/11/2014, Earle Wells, changed the suggested internet time server to from